Is it an app launch test? Those should be close by now, they primarily test:
- flash (disk drive) speed
- available memory (particularly on app switching)
You may recall I previously linked a test where the OnePlus 5 did pretty good versus the iPhone 7.
Overall CPU speed is a factor, definitely, but Android should be able to close the gap in basic app load and switching. If they have, that’s good. Games might still be pretty bad though, per Tom’s Hardware:
The iPhone 8 also opened more demanding apps faster than its predecessor and the top Android phone right now, although those differences were less dramatic. It took the iPhone 8 11 seconds to fully load the Injustice 2 game, compared to 14.53 seconds for the iPhone 7 Plus and 19 seconds for the Note 8.
19 seconds versus 11 seconds is almost 2x as fast.
Remember too that in theory Android should have a huge advantage in app switching, as even the crappiest Android devices have 3 - 4 GB of RAM and Apple is still miserly as hell with RAM on phones: only 2GB on the regular iPhone and 3GB on the fancier plus models.